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Two injured in parasailing accident

The boat belonging to X-Treme Parasail docked at Kewalo Basin The boat belonging to X-Treme Parasail docked at Kewalo Basin
Carlton Yamada Carlton Yamada

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men were injured Sunday in a parasailing accident off Kewalo Basin.

According to the Honolulu Fire Department, the two were on a tandem parasail towed by a vessel belonging to X-treme Parasail just before noon. As they were being reeled back in, authorities said something came loose. The two ended up in the water and were dragged for about a thousand feet.

Once they were brought aboard, a 51-year-old man was responsive, while the other, a 65-year-old, was unconscious and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The younger man was reported in stable condition.

Authorities said the two were tourists from Palm Springs, California.

We'll have more details on this developing story tonight on Hawaii News Now at 5 p.m..

 

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